5972: 1980s Deadstock Japanese Mock-Kasuri Cotton Kimono Fabric, Yard
Vintage Japanese Textiles:
1980s Deadstock Japanese Cotton Fabric
Width: 14 inches / 35.56 cm
Length: 1 yard / 91.4 cm
Shipping included under 4 pounds package weight
Fabric Description: Deadstock never used, Japanese vintage lightweight cotton fabric made to mimic kasuri patterns but not made using kasuri process (described below*). The mock-kasuri designs are in rows if classic arrow feather motifs and typical kasuri-like geometric shapes (fuzzy); arrow clusters columns run lengthwise and are about 3 inches / 7.62 cm wide; thin but higher-quality cotton, still firm; fabric softens with wash. (hand-wash separately, luke-warm water-- see our FAQ Pages for cleaning tips).
Colors: Black background with designs in burgundy-red and silver-gray; Please remember that colors shown may differ on different devices. Please note the colors listed in the text here.
*Cultural Notes about Kasuri:
Kasuri (not this product) is a Japanese country vintage fabric also called ikat in Southeast Asia; Kasuri is a labor-intensive process where patterns are made by pre-dyed paste resistance and varying techniques used to create patterns. Because of the methods used, authentic kasuri is usually highly expensive. Therefore, fabric makers in the 60s-70s worked at producing less expensive designs that looked like kasuri. More info on actual Kasuri below:
More Cultural Notes on Kasuri (ikat):
Wikipedia.org, on-line encyclopedia, defines Kasuri as:
...a Japanese word for fabric that has been woven with fibers dyed specifically to create patterns and images in the fabric. It is an ikat technique. Kasuri is weft ikat; the warp threads are solid color, and the weft thread is resist-tied in a specific pattern and dyed with indigo to form a picture when the cloth is woven. Japanese ikats are generally weft ikats or double ikats.